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Guidance

Guidance Division

GUID-30 FOUNDATIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
(CSU breadth area E) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This comprehensive course integrates the cultivation of skills, values, and attitudes indicative of confident, capable students/individuals with problem solving and critical/creative thinking. The course focuses on the following topics: life management, goal setting, career decision making, educational planning, college expectations and opportunities, instructor-student relationships, cultural diversity, lifestyle choices affecting health maintenance, stress management, campus resources, learning styles and strategies, and study skills. This course is recommended for all new students. (10/03)

GUID-47 CAREER GUIDANCE
0.5 unit: 9 total hours lecture.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This is an introductory course in career planning for high school students. The importance of post-secondary education will be explained and various options will be introduced. Students will develop an understanding of a wide assortment of career information resources, both written and computer-assisted. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis. (2/98)

GUID-48 LIFE AND CAREER PLANNING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This is a structured sequential course in life and career planning. Experiences are provided that encompass education, occupation, and job trends. The total individual is explored; issues such as life roles, values, goals, life styles, preferences, coping skills, and personal barriers as they relate to decisions will be covered. (4/03)

GUID-48A CAREER SELF-ASSESSMENT
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
In this course students will learn to appraise their self-esteem, values, skills and personality, and understand the implication of these factors in the selection of a vocational/educational goal. (4/03)

GUID-48B CAREER RESEARCH
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
Research is a necessary component in career decision making. In this course the student will develop an understanding of a wide assortment of career information resources, both written and computer-assisted. The focus of the course is to introduce the student to the use of the most recent career-related technologies. (4/03)

GUID-48C EMPLOYMENT SEARCH AND READINESS SKILLS
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
In this course the student will be introduced to the importance and preparation of job applications, resume types, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and other strategies for successfully obtaining employment. (4/03)

GUID-49A-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN GUIDANCE
0.5 - 3 units: 0.5 - 3 hours lecture, 0-6 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is designed to address special topics in guidance to meet the needs of students. Specific classes will be offered to help students understand and develop personal, social, and academic skills useful in the educational environment. (9/00)

GUID-54 FOUNDATIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC RECOVERY
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-81L, ENGL-84.
This course is appropriate for students wishing to improve their academic standing. In this course the students will have an opportunity to cultivate the skills, values, and attitudes necessary to become confident, capable students. Each student will identify his/her educational goal and develop an appropriate plan for achieving that goal. Using a learning and study strategies inventory, each student will assess his/her attitude, motivation, time management skills, test anxiety, etc., and will develop an action plan to remediate problem areas. Students will examine the roles of procrastination, multiple intelligences, self-responsibility and health and wellness related to academic success. Academic policies will be addressed and strategies to get off and stay off probation, such as informed decision-making, problem-solving, and classroom behavior. Behavior modification will also be studied. This course is recommended for all students on academic and/or progress probation. (11/03)

GUID-70A-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN GUIDANCE
0.5 - 3 units: 0.5 - 3 hours lecture, 0-6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-81L, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to address special topics in guidance to meet the needs of students. Specific classes will be offered to help students understand and develop personal, social, and academic skills useful in the educational environment. (11/99)

GUID-80 COLLEGE SURVIVAL
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-80, ENGL-83.
College Survival is a course designed to increase the student's success in college and/or employment by assisting the student in obtaining information and skills necessary to reach his/her educational or employment objectives. (3/00)


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